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Crüx Änsàta - School Of The Divine (1981)




Crüx Änsàta>
(pron.: "Krüz Un-SÄH-tah")

Keith Fleetwood> - Lead Guitar, Bass, Keys, Vocals.
Brad Morley - Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Bass.
Joel Fairman - Bass, Lead Guitar, Percussion, Vocals.
Phill Hines - Drums.
Rose Jones - Keyboards, Vocals.



Notes by Keith Fleetwood:
Blair Jones - guitar on "Dance Jambo". "E=mc²" recorded in 1998 with Joel Fairman (bass), Keith Fleetwood (lead guitar, drums, vocals), Bill Dillenbeck (keyboards), and guest Londa Scott (bk vocals) doing Rose's part. We talked to Brad about singing it knowing he could have done a much better job, and though he wanted to we could never hook up. "E=mc²" was an idea my brother Lin brought to the band and unfortunately the 1981 recording didn't survive very well.

"Insomnia" recorded in 1985 by Crüx Änsàta members Joel Fairman (lead guitar), Keith Fleetwood (bass), Brad Morley (keyboards), Bill Dillenbeck (backing guitar), plus with Dee Fleetwood (xylophones, percussion), and Paul Lines (drums). "Insomnia" was written by Joel Fairman in 1981 - he told us he was writing this song and we should all familiarize ourselves with the whole-tone scales. Joel brought in most of the score written out by hand, and we made a few minor adjustments in practice. The recording was done at Silver Sun Studos, produced by me and Joel, engineered by Bernard Terry.

At the beginning of 1981 Crüx Änsàta was my first real rock band to write original music. We called it Progressive Punk. Joel and I were into King Crimson and Yes, while Brad and Phill liked Black Flag and The Circle Jerks, so we combined the different styles. Rose Ward (later Rose Jones after she married Blair Jones) joined us on keyboards and vocals, and she actually named the band by blindly opening the dictionary and pointing.

Though not pictured, Bill Dillenbeck was heavily involved for a while, and he co-wrote Hard Hard and Anarchy Is Coming. Bruce Stedron and Russ Williams also had short stints, and Tanya Narhi jammed for a bit as did Blair Jones.

We were very influenced by the Dachau Club after hearing them on WFBE, and played a gig with them at a house party. We also played out in Flushing, but don't remember where. We were fans of TNP, we knew the Alreitz (Doug Mueller was a friend and he married Vicki, someone I did plays with in high school) and saw them play at The Capitol. Sometimes I mention to Doug's students at UM-F that he played in the Alreitz, and he seems to get embarrassed. We also knew the Rub (Dan Russell's brother Tom was later in a band with my brother Lin) - I think the Rub was playing at the Mikatam when I talked to Phill Hines about playing drums with us, but I could be wrong. We saw a few good bands there, including "A.K.A. Scribbles" who were really The Crucif*cks, and I ended up living with their guitarist in Okemos, near E. Lansing. We also liked Generic Society.

Phill always credited me with getting him started on drums, but really he was already a drummer, I just gave him a drum set to use.

-Keith Fleetwood (http://www.pi-hs.com/Originals/mymusic.htm)

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